(long-necked), a race of giants, descendants of Arba, (Joshua 15:13; 21:11) dwelling in the southern part of Canaan, and particularly at Hebron, which from their progenitor received the name of “city of Arba.” Anak was the name of the race rather than that of an individual. (Joshua 14:15) The race appears to have been divided […]

-A race of giants Nu 13:28-33; De 1:28; 2:10; 9:2 -Defeated by Joshua Jos 11:21,22 -Defeated by Caleb Jos 14:12,15; 15:13,14; Jud 1:20 -See [178]HEBRON

The descendants of Anak (Josh. 11:21; Num. 13:33; Deut. 9:2). They dwelt in the south of Palestine, in the neighbourhood of Hebron (Gen. 23:2; Josh. 15:13). In the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:5, 6) they inhabited the region afterwards known as Edom and Moab, east of the Jordan. They were probably a remnant of the […]